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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

moogaloonie Re:Amiga 2000's are plagued with battery leakage (192 comments)

So what can be done about it, and what are the symptoms of mobo damage? I have an A2000, 3MB Zorro card, VXL-30@40MHz with 8MB, and a Live!2000 card. I had heard about the leakage thing maybe 15 years ago, and when I finally opened up the case the damn thing was soldered in place. I opened it up a few years later and sure enough it had leaked, but there was no extensive visible damage (I imagined it would be like an Alien's blood eating through to China). Would I be foolish trying to power it up? Is it a fire hazard, or anything? I'd love to get my Amiga 2000 and 4000 up and running again, but the parts are scarce and I've forgotten so much about the various libs and scripts needed to get them working. I managed to get my 4000 upgraded to a Picasso IV video card and a 200MHz Cyberstorm PPC with 64MB of RAM, but it took finding the magic combination of Picasso and Cyberstorm drivers/libs that played well together and frankly doubt I could do it again at this point in time. It seemed pretty much luck even then that it worked flawlessly.

about 3 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

moogaloonie Re:hmmm (119 comments)

I've read that the syndicate looks the other way with regard to copyright infringement as a fuck you to Watterson for his refusal to license merchandise at the height of C&H's popularity.

about 5 months ago
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Bill Watterson (briefly) Returns To Comics

moogaloonie Re:If only Bill Waterson inspired other cartoonist (119 comments)

It's the hip thing to lament the Simpsons still being on past its prime. I find it pretty annoying because however the show now compares to its golden years I can't imagine it ever being replaced by something better. I don't find any of MacFarlane's shows to be more enjoyable than the Simpsons at their absolute worst, and some of the Adult Swim stuff barely qualifies as animation. I'd prefer not to see Simpsons cancelled and MacFarlane given another half hour to further explore the themes of misogyny, homophobia, and racism under the disingenuous guise of being anti-PC. If the Simpsons has lost its wit, at least it still has a heart.

about 5 months ago
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The Battle For the Game Industry's Soul

moogaloonie Re:PC Games waning death spiral (272 comments)

PC as an afterthought only makes sense. Put the game out on console where you know what you are up against.... Then release for PC where your game game will be pirated... modded... fondled and buggered... I'm surprised PC gaming is still a thing.

1 year,4 days
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The Battle For the Game Industry's Soul

moogaloonie Re:THE DEATH OF PC GAMING (272 comments)

I dunno... I configure and buy a rig every 2-3 years and/or make significant upgrades in the meantime. But I do it to speed 3D and video rendering. I bought GTA4 and Just Cause 2 when they were out and only ended up playing JC2. But I spend a ton of time gaming on my iPod. Bought a used 360 and a pile of games I had made note of and yet haven't played it nearly as much as I expected. I think when I am at my PC I feel I should be doing useful creative things. The iPod lets me get my gaming fix at times when I won't feel guilty about not doing something more productive. But my main point is that there are still areas of interest besides gaming in which having a high-spec custom rig can still be a top priority.

1 year,4 days
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GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

moogaloonie Re:Fuck that. (396 comments)

Also, I have played GTA from I think GTA 3, and I have always played it from the perspective of doing the least harm possible. When I first started, I didn't even run red lights, until I learned that the cops won't chase you for that. I still am disappointed when I am in the middle of a mission and I accidentally hit a pedestrian while being chased or even worse is when the story requires you to kill a bystander. Heck, even when they give me a choice about killing a criminal, I choose to let them go. Frankly, I think that most of the assumptions that people make about the GTA series comes from people who haven't actually played it. Just like most any other topic, most people who talk about it are talking out of their rear end.

I have always been the same way. The thing I like about sandbox games is that they are the most immersive for me. I like the feeling of being in the place as a tourist trying to learn my way around, and I find that trying to obey (assumed even if unenforced) rules and respecting the rights and dignity of NPCs is more fun for me than just running around as an unstoppable force of chaos. Gameloft's Gangstar games have a tendency to ask players to engage in wanton destruction and targeting of innocents, and I really do hate when the game forces that upon my character. Then again, I think wrecks in Nascar prolong the race and can disrupt hours of planning mileage/tire wear etc.

about a year ago
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GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

moogaloonie Re:It deserves every sale it gets (396 comments)

Any place that restricts you to consuming only what is sold on premises is creating an artificial monopoly. Otherwise we'd all bring our own beer from home that cost us a third as much.

about a year ago
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Can the iPhone Popularize Fingerprint Readers?

moogaloonie Why "can" not "will"? (356 comments)

When I read a question like "can such and such do whatever" it comes off like somewhere there's a group of people desperately hoping it will.

about a year ago
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Pondering the Future of a Re-Org'd Microsoft

moogaloonie Re:Never Heard of Office 360 (400 comments)

And powering it up could erase the data tapes. There were a number of unfortunate design decisions working against Adam's success.

about a year ago
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New Console Always-Online Requirements and You

moogaloonie Re:Solution is easy (435 comments)

I agree with this far more than the "It's so terrible that something I don't have to buy isn't exactly how I want it to be" arguments.

It's like that car from Southpark that you had to suck and let screw you to drive it, even though it didn't really need to do that to do the one thing you wanted it for in the first place.

about a year and a half ago
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The Leap Motion Controller is Sort of Like a Super Kinect (Video)

moogaloonie Re:Between this and Win 8 I need to reinvest (108 comments)

I'm pulling my money out of foolish things like municipal bonds and buying stock in companies which make rotator cuff treatments and therapies because that is apparently going to be a huge growth area soon.

Yeah, because doing things with your arms and hands that require more motion than moving a mouse around on a desk just isn't natural... or what?

It's not about the motion, it's about not resting any part of your arm for extended periods of time. I mouse with my palm and/or elbow resting on a surface.

about a year and a half ago
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Cisco Looking To Make Things Right With West Virginia

moogaloonie Re:Should Virginia settle with a "take back" offer (182 comments)

No, it's because we couldn't get Virginia to go along with calling itself East Virginia when we split from them. The Carolinas and Dakotas don't seem to confuse anyone.

about a year and a half ago
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Cisco Looking To Make Things Right With West Virginia

moogaloonie Re:Should Virginia settle with a "take back" offer (182 comments)

No, it's because we like the sound of our consonants spoken to be close to the sounds they produce. Otherwise we'd say "ay bed sed ded..." instead of "ay bee see dee...".

about a year and a half ago
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Cisco Looking To Make Things Right With West Virginia

moogaloonie Re:Should Virginia settle with a "take back" offer (182 comments)

I don't know what they think about the people of Virginia, but they seem to think that about the people of West Virginia, a state since 1863.

about a year and a half ago
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Cliff Bleszinski: Vote With Your Dollars

moogaloonie Re:Exactly (369 comments)

Nobody complained that the SNES wasn't backward compatible with the NES, or that the N64 wasn't backwards compaitble with the SNES, or that the Gamecube wasn't backwards compatible with the the N64. I think the first backwards compatible games console was the PS2. Now it's something that's a deal breaker?

The first backward compatible console with expanded functionality was the Atari 7800. I think many parents did complain that the systems weren't compatible as they tend to care more about the clutter in their living rooms than the kids typically do. The generational leaps seem smaller with each generation. Before, the experience was so vastly improved that the new console truly did obsolete the old one in that it made people practically forget the previous generation had existed. But as games become more of an art form and less of a novelty, the older titles have significantly more relevance than before. I've still not played Gears of War, or God of War or any of the other notable games of this generation. I'd like to play them someday. But in time it may become impossible to find anything to play them on.

about a year and a half ago
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Printable AR-15 Mag Gets More Reliable; YouTube Pulls Video of Demo

moogaloonie Re:Good one Youtube (450 comments)

Do you even understand what the word Liberty means?

What it has historically meant, or what it means now? Liberty is merely the freedom granted to one entity by another entity.

about a year and a half ago
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Next-Gen Console Wars Will Soon Begin In Earnest

moogaloonie Re:Well, it was nice while it lasted (284 comments)

They did Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts and two Viva Pinatas. I only remember that because both looked like kids games this adult might actually enjoy.

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft's Future of the Living Room Starring SuperTuxKart

moogaloonie Re:Well, that's great, and it's a good achievement (82 comments)

They should turn of skidmarks if they can't get them to emerge from the tyres for a start.

In the 3DS version of Gameloft's Asphalt, the skidmarks visibly hover above ground when 3D is on (and for some reason car shadows aren't even drawn in first person views). I've always loved the driving games in which if you do donuts in one spot, your oldest skidmarks eventually begin disappearing. I believe Asphalt3D may have this also...

about 2 years ago

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PMG launches viral campaign to promote Messiah

moogaloonie moogaloonie writes  |  more than 3 years ago

moogaloonie (955355) writes "PMG is selling its Messiah 3D application for a drastically reduced price. The only catch is that no one receives their license until all of an undisclosed number of copies are purchased. Would be buyers are urged to spread word of the offer by any and all means, likely violating the TOS of forums worldwide."
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